North Carolina - Acts on Education Topics

An Act Empowering the Commissioners of the Town of Edenton to Convey Part of the Town Commons to the Trustees of Smith's Academy.

1785 - Chapter XXXI

The State Records of North Carolina - Volume XXIV, Page 754

Whereas it has been represented by the trustees of Smith's Academy that they conceive it would be for the interest of the institution under their care, that they shall be allowed to erect public buildings on the commons of the town of Edenton; and the freeholders and inhabitants of that town having prayed that a law may be made for that purpose:

I. Be it Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina, and it is hereby Enacted by the authority of the same, That the commissioners of the town of Edenton shall be authorised, and they are hereby authorised to make over and convey to the trustees of Smith's academy, for the sole use of that institution, a lot or parcel of ground out of the town commons, in such place as the trustees may choose, not to exceed six acres. And whereas it is represented, that the freemen inhabitants of the town of Edenton, have neglected to choose commissioners on the first Monday of July last, the day appointed by law for that purpose;

II. Be it Enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the freemen inhabitants of the town of Edenton, shall be and they are hereby authorised to choose commissioners for said town on the second Monday in January next, who shall continue in office till the first Monday of July.

Passed December 29, 1785.



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